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War Rallies Pro & Con: In Glens Falls, Hard Words Between Neighbors

Media attention over the weekend focused on the war in Iraq - and on massive protests in New York City. But the war has also come home to small towns here in the North Country. Rallies and vigils and prayer services have been held across the region. In Glens Falls, peace protesters and those who support the war squared off Saturday in a tense confrontation. Both sides say they want American troops home safely. But as Brian Mann reports, the two rallies demonstrated a deep divisions in the way people see this war.  Go to full article

Their Children Soldiers, Two Moms Wait For News

Dozens of families in the North Country have loved ones serving in Iraq. With the first reports of deaths and injuries, these are difficult days. State Senator Betty Little and home-maker Sandra Babson - both from Glens Falls - spend long hours watching CNN and checking their email for messages. Babson's daughter Laura is a Lieutenant in the Army stationed in Kuwait. Senator Little's son, David, is a navy pilot flying missions from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. The women spoke over the weekend with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Canadians Stage Weekend Peace Protests

About 200,000 people marched in Montreal and thousands more in Toronto over the weekend. In Ottawa, an estimated 5,000 protesters demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy. Karen Kelly attended the protest and has this report.  Go to full article

War Could Worsen State Budget Crisis

Governor Pataki and his budget analysts believe that the war with Iraq could worsen the state's fiscal crisis. Other leaders in the state government have mixed views about the war's impact on New York's economy. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article
Anti- and pro-war activists gathered at a peace rally at SUNY Potsdam
Anti- and pro-war activists gathered at a peace rally at SUNY Potsdam

Mixed Reactions to War in North Country

Local reactions to the start of war were mixed. Some people wore American flag shirts or hats to show their patriotism. Other joined quiet "peace circles" last night in Canton, Saranac Lake, and Watertown. David Sommerstein traveled along Route 56 in St. Lawrence County yesterday to gauge people's response to war.  Go to full article

Anti-war Protesters Demonstrate in Albany

Anti-war protesters sang and demonstrated outside the State Capitol Thursday, while inside, security was tightened in response to the start of the war with Iraq and possible terrorist threats. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Canadians React to War with Mixed Feelings

This week, Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien announced that Canada will not join the United States in its war on Iraq. Recent opinion polls suggested 60 percent of Canadians believed Canada should only go to war under the umbrella of the United Nations. On the streets of Ottawa yesterday, reporter Karen Kelly found reaction to Canada's decision is mixed.  Go to full article

Border Security Could Mean Travel Delays

With the war against Iraq now underway, officials in the U-S and Canada have tightened border security. Some truckers and travelers have reported travel delays, but as Brian Mann reports, customs officials north of Plattsburgh say they're adding staff to help keep traffic moving.  Go to full article

Tighter Security: New Yorkers Prepare for War

Governor Pataki announced extra security precautions to be instituted in New York on the eve of a likely war with Iraq. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

New York Heightens Border Security As War Looms

Governor Pataki has stepped up security along the northern border with Canada. Officials are offering few details, but the Governor says state police have deepened their efforts in recent days.  Go to full article

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